Whether you are visiting Thailand to get a taste of the unique and savory cuisine, hoping to experience and participate in the customs and traditions of a fascinating & rich culture, or looking forward to some relaxation on the white sand beaches and turquoise waters of the tropical islands, Bangkok is your starting point. With a booming population over 8 million and growing, this modern capital city is the gateway to your Thailand adventure. From the moment you step off the plane, you will be immersed in the hustle and bustle of Bangkok - Wat Pho Palace, the renowned Emerald Buddha, ancient temples and palaces, and buzzing marketplaces where you can find just about anything are a mere few of the highlights of your time in Bangkok. Start planning today!
Highlights of Bangkok No matter which Thai adventure catches your interest, the country's capital city of Bangkok is a fantastic place to start!
Cruises of Phuket Island and the surrounding idyllic destinations, culinary tours of Thailand, explorations of ancient temples, monuments, and ruins, or multisport adventures including biking, rafting, hiking, and wildlife viewing are just a few of your options when you depart from Bangkok!
In the city itself, you will have the chance to...
Visit the Wat Pho temple, where you'll see a 45m reclinding Buddha.
Explore the Funeral Palace, Reception Palace, Throne Hall, Coronation Hall, and the Royal Guest House.
See the giant Emerald Buddha.
Visit the Aor Tor Kor Market.
Participate in local community development initiatives.
Stroll through the Samut Songkhram Markets in the garden province just south of the city.